Tag Archives | Target-Date Funds

Target_623

When Using a Target-Date Mutual Fund, Buyer Beware

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating aspect of managing money. That’s one reason why target-date mutual funds have become so popular. Such funds, offered by many mutual fund companies, handle some of the most important investment tasks for you. They are now the default choice in many workplace retirement plans. But is using […]

Continue Reading 0
Investing_Class_623

3 Essential Questions About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. And years like this one don’t make it seem any easier! To invest successfully, it’s important to control what you can and let go of the rest. Consider your answers to the following questions, each one of which focuses on a key investing […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623-1

Profitable Ideas: Your Brain on High Inflation, New Research on Money and Marriage, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to adjust your brain for 8.5% inflation (Wall Street Journal). After enjoying a low-inflation environment for so long, it’s jarring to go to the gas station or grocery store these days. Here’s how to cope. Target-date funds work up to a point. So […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623-1

Profitable Ideas: When Investing Gets Uncomfortable, The One Guarantee in the Stock Market, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Everybody’s talking about it (The Irrelevant Investor). To invest, you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable sometimes. Here’s what happens when you panic and sell your 401(k) investments (USA Today). In short, nothing good. Why you probably don’t want to […]

Continue Reading
Investing_Fear_623

Four Steps to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

If you’re nervous about investing in the stock market, you’re not alone. Stock ownership in the U.S. is down and frightening memories of the last bear market may be to blame. According to a Gallup survey, just 54 percent of U.S. adults own stocks, including those owned through mutual funds that people invest in via […]

Continue Reading
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: Making Your Home Winter-Ready, Easing Into Minimalism, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Your fall home maintenance checklist: 7 tasks to tackle before temperatures dip (Realtor.com). Summer ends this weekend. Here’s how to get your house ready for the colder days ahead. These 401(k) funds took a beating in 2008 — and it could […]

Continue Reading
Missed_Target_623

Do Target-Date Funds Miss the Mark?

In general, I believe there’s more to like about target-date funds than dislike. However, several recent articles have taken such funds to task. Let’s see if the criticisms are warranted. A little background Target-date funds greatly simply the process of choosing an appropriate mutual fund, getting the important asset allocation process mostly right and automating […]

Continue Reading
http://edge.quantserve.com/quant.js